The public works ministry says it has spent $3.4 million fixing up the docks where the Gulf of Nicoya ferries tie up. The jobs were done at Barrio El Carmen in Puntarenas Centro, at Paquera and at Playa Naranjo.
The docks are used by thousands of tourists each year. The announcement coincides with the approach of the Anexión del Partido de Nicoya Saturday when politicians make a point to report what they have done in the Pacific coast communities.
At Paquera, the ministry’s División Marítimo Portuaria has installed two berthing dolphins. These are heavy wooden poles that provide a separation between ships. One was installed at Playa Naranjo, too, said the ministry.
The dikes that protect the landing spots also were reinforced at both Paquera and Playa Naranjo, said the announcement. In Puntarenas the terminal structure was repaired.